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Bobcat As Bobcat Bait?
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:35:54 PM »
  I have heard several Canadian trappers say the best bait for Lynx is Lynx.  Has anyone had success using bobcat bait for bobcat?

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Re: Bobcat As Bobcat Bait?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 10:42:32 PM »
 Yes. I only tried it once and trapped a nice tom. Totally forgot I did that a couple years ago. The bummer is we ate a cat a couple weeks ago and it was good so...Ö     :chuckle:
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Re: Bobcat As Bobcat Bait?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 11:08:30 PM »
Thanks! BTW can I get the recipe for that bobcat stew?

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Re: Bobcat As Bobcat Bait?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 11:52:28 PM »
I have tried and I give it a thumbs down.
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Re: Bobcat As Bobcat Bait?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 06:39:06 PM »
Bruce is right.  I tried bobcat meat bait and only had one taker, a young buck mink.  He came to the bait every night for days and jumped up onto it.  I named him Tarzan and you'll see why.  I finally pulled the bobcat down and set one of George Brady's 5 x 5 x 24 traps for him.  I caught the mink on the first night. I'm beginning to learn that wild cats are very finicky if they aren't really hungry.  If they are hungry enough, and they can get hungry after it snows, they will eat almost anything.  I thought raccoon was useless as a bait until I had a cougar walk under my cabin deck and steal one off my wood pile and eat the whole thing. The coon wasn't even skinned yet. So I guess I would recommend to save bobcat carcasses for mink bait if you aren't going to eat them.  Bobcat will come readily to fresh beaver meat and will come eventually to lesser fare if they are hungry enough. Good luck!
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Re: Bobcat As Bobcat Bait?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2018, 06:45:56 PM »
I have been using coon carcasses as a draw for civets this year and have had three stolen by cougar. Coyotes would probably take them if they could reach them. No bobcats taking them that I can see but I do remember when my Dad had hounds we saw a number of times bobcats trailing coon in the snow.
It gets cold things get less particular.
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